Welcome to Springfield Pottery

There is always something new going on at Springfield Pottery! Please use this site to keep you informed of our current and upcoming class schedules, exhibitions listings, Claymobile happenings, First Friday info, gallery news, residency opportunities and other exciting events. We want to thank everyone for their continued support through the years of our ever growing community clay center and fine craft gallery!

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Now Enrolling For Next Class Session- March 2014

Next Class Session Beginning Soon!
Week of March 10 -  Week of May 1st

We are now accepting enrollment for our next session of classes. This next session will begin the week of March 10th and run through the week of May 1st. Students come once a week to their scheduled three hour class time. Functional Pottery and Hand building classes are available. Each class meets for eight weeks.  All skill levels are welcome and no prior experience is ever required.  Class fee is $185 and includes all tools, materials, and firings.  Spots fill up quickly, so call the studio at 417-864-4677 to inquire about the various times and days available.

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Recent Exhibition and Workshop

  “Andy Rogers:
  Natural Reflection”
  March 1-29, 2013
 

Opening Reception: March 1, 6-10PM during First  Friday Art Walk

 Springfield Pottery will host:  “Andy Rogers: Natural Reflection”; featuring the work of Missouri ceramic artist Andy Rogers. Andy resides in Maryville, Missouri and is an accomplished contemporary sculptor and potter. His work has been exhibited both regionally and nationally and can be found in numerous collections including that of American Century Investments, Richmond Art Museum and several  universities and private collections.Current publications include 500 Ceramic Sculptures, Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, and The Crafts Report.

Excerpt from Andy’s artist statement: I have a great curiosity for the things I see in our natural world and it is my challenge to create objects that will install that inquisitiveness in others.”

“Beauty for me is the quiet, the growing, the naturally emerging vessels produced by the earth.  I in turn push my creativity to develop new objects that could likely be found living and growing in nature.”

Andy’s ceramic pieces are designed to resemble, but not copy, things that he observes in our natural world.  He hopes that the viewer will be intrigued by there realistic appearance and desire to pick them up and explore them just as Andy explores the details and subtle surprises in naturally occurring objects himself.   Andy works with a variety of clays, each adding different qualities to the final piece.  His surfaces are just as varied in material and application.  He dips, sprays, brushes, and airbrushes on layers of colored slip, terra sigillattas, glazes, stains and acrylic paints to achieve the desired final look of the piece.  His pieces are all unique object laden with details and surprises only found through intense exploration of the piece.

This work will be on display in the exhibition gallery at Springfield Pottery March 1-29. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, March 1, from 6 pm – 10 pm during the First Friday Art Walk.

Artist Workshop with Andy Rogers: “Thrown and Altered” March 2, 9-5PM at the studio
On Saturday, March 2, Springfield Pottery will offer a demonstration workshop led by Andy Rogers. Andy will demonstrate his method of thrown and altered clay to create his nature inspired work. Topics will also include textural and colored surfaces. The workshop will run from 9am -5pm and take place in the studio classroom.
Workshop Fee:$40
 
Space is limited and you are encouraged to call 417-864-4677 or email us at info@springfieldpottery.com to reserve your space. This is sure to be a fantastic event!
 
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Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts!

Still looking for that perfect gift for that special someone? Stop by the studio today and check out our wonderful selections of fine craft in the gallery.  We carry work by more than 45 local, regional and national artists.  We also offer gift certificates that can be used both in the gallery or towards a gift of a class session at Springfield Pottery.

 

 

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